Book Review: The Curiosities

November 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

“Even though the characters are only appearing in your life for a few hours and only living on a page for two thousand words, they still have to have entire lives.”

Dragon slayers, dangerous puddles, imprisoned vampires, secret killers, young pyromaniacs, and sad automatons are just a few of the things you’ll encounter in this unique book of short stories.

The great think about short stories is that if you don’t like one, just turn a few pages and you’re in a completely new world. If you absolutely love the world the author creates, a short story can be a springboard for you to create your own stories, too – go beyond the ending and create new possibilities for that character or world.

This book is an awesome read for aspiring writers, because the authors each comment on each others’ stories and writing processes. It’s just a unique book with short but intensely creative stories. The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater (my fave!), Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff is available now.

Reviewed by your teen librarian, Katie


Entry filed under: book reviews, new books.

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